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10 Haqqani militants killed in Waziristan drone attack

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د آرشيف عکس

10 Haqqani militants killed in Waziristan drone attack

Feb 08, 2012 - 14:00

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Ten members of the Haqqani networkinfo-icon were killed when a US drone fired missiles into the troubled Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, local officials said on Wednesday.

The CIA-operated aircraft fired missiles into a compound in the Spalgi area, 15 kilomentres south of Miranshah, the main town in the region, on Tuesday morning, political administration official Taslim Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He had no information about the casualties, but a security official on condition of anonymity said 10 militants, including Afghan fighters, were killed in the attack. The compound belonged to the Haqqani network.

A local reporter, Malak Mumtaaz, said the compound was destroyed as a result of the strike and the victims could not be identified.

Drone attacks were halted for about a month after NATOinfo-icon helicopters targeted two Pakistani security posts in the Salala area of Mohmand Agency, killing 24 soldiers and injuring more than a dozen others on Nov. 26, 2011.



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